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Louisiana News last updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:38:02 GMT     

 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:03:21 GMT Protest Sparked as Louisiana Seeks to Ban Doctors Returned from West Africa

The response to Ebola could be undermined as Louisiana officials ask that doctors and researchers recently returned from 3 West African nations not attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting Nov. 2-6 Health-care workers who have been working in Ebola-affected nations such as Liberia have been asked not to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, to attend a major medical meeting. Credit: Morgana Wingard/USAID Scientists are protesting against the state of Louisiana's decision to effectively ban people who have recently returned from Ebola-affected areas from attending a major meeting in New Orleans.

 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:06:38 GMT Who wins the Senate? Louisiana is a referendum on Mary Landrieu.

The Monitor's "Who wins the Senate?" series looks at the specific issues that will be driving voters in each of the 10 tossup races that will determine who wins control of the Senate. In Louisiana, they're called the Big Three: energy, military bases, and disaster relief.

 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:26:10 GMT Ruling expected Friday in charter schools lawsuit

A state district judge said he will rule Friday on a preliminary injunction to keep some charter schools from receiving $60 million through Louisiana's public school financing formula. Judge Wilson Fields heard testimony and arguments Wednesday about whether the state properly steered money to 33 charter schools authorized by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, known as BESE.

 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:44:34 GMT Sheriff Couvillon urges parents, "Check sex offender registry before Halloween"

Did you know according to statistics from the Department of Justice and Watch Systems LLC, an estimated 80% of all addresses have at least one sex offender within one mile? Forty-five percent of sexual assault victims are under twelve, and 75% of victims know their attacker. Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victim's home.

 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:54:26 GMT Blacks, Not Hispanics, Key to Election Victory

Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than African Americans, according to a study of Census data by the Pew Research Center. The report, titled, "Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections," stated: "A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections, making up, for the first time, 11% of all eligible voters nationwide.

 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:58:48 GMT EPA: agreement for Camp Minden explosives cleanup

EPA: agreement for Camp Minden explosives cleanup Fifteen million pounds of abandoned explosives at Camp Minden will be destroyed. Check out this story on The Environmental Protection Agency says 15 million pounds of abandoned M6 propellant at Camp Minden will be destroyed in "burn trays" designed for the project. - Top Stories last updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:38:02 GMT     

 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:31:26 EDT Bush 'would have punched Putin'
House Speaker John Boehner is trashing President Obama's foreign policy on the campaign trail by talking up someone Republicans have spent years running from: George W. Bush.
 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:34:29 EDT Sex sting nabs sex scandal figure
David Nieland, who helped draw attention to what he said were shortcomings in the government's probe of a Secret Service prostitution scandal, resigned from his job at the Department of Homeland Security inspector general on Aug. 9, months after he was caught up police prostitution sting.

Yahoo News - Top Stories last updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:43 GMT     

 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:44:55 -0400 Solar lamps help Kenyan villagers become nocturnal to escape heat
By Abjata Khalif ATHELEY Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the sun sets in Atheley, bringing a cool breeze, this drought-stricken village in northern Kenya breaks out in a flurry of activity. People gather outside and school children emerge to play as nightfall allows them to leave the shelters that shield them from the extreme heat of the day and get on with their lives. Over the past decade, Atheley and nearby villages have suffered a series of ever worsening droughts. ...
 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:41:24 -0400 Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic

Pedestrians walk past a Starbucks store in the Manhattan borough of New York(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent. The world's biggest coffee chain said a 1 percent increase in traffic contributed to a 5 percent gain in sales for Americas-region cafes open at least 13 months. But that result fell short of the 6.2 percent same-store sales gain expected by analysts polled by Consensus Metrix. The U.S.-dominated Americas region contributes the majority of Starbucks revenue. ...

ABC News: International last updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:44 GMT     

 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:07:34 -0400  Photos: Burkina Faso Burns as Protesters Take Parliament
Protests against the President began on Oct. 28, 2014
 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:42:27 -0400 Romania to Vote for New Leader; Corruption Ignored
Romania's prime minister is favorite to be its next president; voters blase about corruption
 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:38:39 -0400 Shelters Fill up After Deadly Sri Lanka Mudslide
More mudslides possible in Sri Lanka but residents say shelters are full

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